Religious and spiritual poem of a pastoral caste that tells of a small mountain considered special, Tamalpias. The locals in the area believe it holds a sleeping Indian princess. This idea itself is part of the mystery sense as an invocation that the poem attempts to explore. In its direct, simple language, the work compliments God's creation, and has these words:
Ancient elements of mankind
beckon from the blood and sinews,
a memory that this was a promise
of earth, receiving us with splendor.
Splendor itself is an element of the poem that says the known experience that Spring awakens the human body, and in few words describes the pleasantness of the area north of San Francisco:
In the distance, among hills,
fog rolls over the tops,
and for a while in this world
of strife and evils of war
there is the knowledge
creation is with us, good.
Written by the "Parish Poet" Peter Menkin, the mountain to which the poem refers is located in Marin County, California and the area is known for its comfortable weather--real estate exclusive and comfortable homes also populate this safe haven, a small town.